Apnavi Makanji

Apnavi Thacker


Born in 1976 in Bombay and brought up in Geneva, Apnavi Thacker has benefited from two vastly different cultures.

For the last decade, she lived in Bombay, drawing from the frenetic pace of the city and its people as stimulus for her work. An autodidact, her practice revolves around a composite of issues: displacement, social conditioning, environmental concerns, explorations of memory and the idea of “home” and how this synthesis interacts with the construct of urban spaces and the socio-economic structure of our times.

She recently relocated to Switzerland and is currently working between New York and Switzerland.

Selected solo-shows:


Travails of the Wandering MemorySeed, Galerie Felix Frachon, Brussels

Dog Eared : a pop up library, for art students to be able to acquire books without the use of money as a form of exchange

Domus Vulgus , The Guild New York, New York
Domus Vulgus ,Art Asia Miami fair, The Guild New York

Run While You Can ,Chatterjee and Lal, Bombay

Selected group shows:


Raving Disco Dolly On A Rock ‘N’ Roll Trolley, Envoy Enterprises, New York
Labyrinth Of Hopes, curated by Anne Maniglier, W113, New Delhi

Considering Collage, Jhaveri Contemporary, Bombay
W113 curated by Anne Magnilier, New Delhi
Lateral, curated by Heidi Fichtner, Kona, New Delhi

Caution – Children At Work curated by Gitanjali Dang, Mumbai Art Room, Mumbai

I Think…Therefore Graffiti, The Guild, Mumbai/New York

Domestic Policy – The South Asian Women’s Creative Collective Annual Show, New York



Selected works